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Scientists Discover Exotic Quantum State of Matter
April 24, 2008
A team of scientists from Princeton University has found that one of the most intriguing phenomena in condensed-matter physics--known as the quantum Hall effect--can occur in nature in a way that no one has ever seen before. Writing in the April 24 issue of the journalNature, the scientists reported that they have recorded this exotic behavior of electrons in a bulk crystal of bismuth-antimony without any external magnetic field being present.
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